U.S. Navy sailors exercising in the presence of their female instructor, 2010
U.S. Navy sailors exercising in the presence of their female instructor, 2010

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to exercise:

Exercise – any bodily activity that enhances or log physical fitness and overall health and wellness. It is performed for various reasons including strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance, as well as for the purpose of enjoyment. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system, and helps prevent the "diseases of affluence" such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity.[1][2]

Types of exercise

Aerobic exercise

Athletes taking part in a race in a snowy park in the US
Athletes taking part in a race in a snowy park in the US

Aerobic exercise

Anaerobic exercise

Anaerobic exercise

Strength training

Strength training (by muscle to be strengthened; (c) = compound exercise, (i) = isolated exercise)

Calisthenics

A form of exercise consisting of a variety of movements that exercise large muscle groups.

Calisthenics

Additional calisthenics exercises that can support the muscle groups –

Stretching exercises

Stretching

Specialized training methods

Other

Exercise and health

Health benefits of exercise

Main article: Physical exercise § Health effects

Dangers of exercise

Terminology

Nutritional
Biological

History of exercise

Main article: History of physical training and fitness

Exercise equipment

List of exercise equipment

Traditional

Other

Physiology of exercise

Exercise physiology

Health monitor

Remote physiological monitoring

Miscellaneous concepts

Significant people of physical fitness

Lists

See also

References

  1. ^ Stampfer, M. J.; Hu, F. B.; Manson, J. E.; Rimm, E. B.; Willett, W. C. (2000). "Primary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease in Women through Diet and Lifestyle". New England Journal of Medicine. 343 (1): 16–22. doi:10.1056/NEJM200007063430103. PMID 10882764.
  2. ^ Hu., F., Manson, J., Stampfer, M., Graham, C., et al. (2001). Diet, lifestyle, and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in women. The New England Journal of Medicine, 345(11), 790–797. Retrieved October 5, 2006, from ProQuest database.